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French farmers take to the streets of Clermont Ferrand to protest ‘fertiliser tax’

French farmers take to the streets of Clermont Ferrand to protest ‘fertiliser tax’

As many as 2,000 French farmers have taken to the streets of Clermont Ferrand in protest over new legislation to...

March 26, 2021

Video: Passenger jet makes emergency landing in maize field

Video: Passenger jet makes emergency landing in maize field

A passenger jet has made an emergency landing in a field of maize in Russia after getting into difficulty shortly...

August 16, 2019

Meet one of Austria’s beauty queens using tradition to promote farming

Meet one of Austria’s beauty queens using tradition to promote farming

Beauty queens, wellies and dairy cows – not three words you’d expect in one sentence, but get out of Vienna...

October 7, 2018

How a farmer ended up with a shop in Vienna’s luxury shopping district

How a farmer ended up with a shop in Vienna’s luxury shopping district

People told Georg Blochberger his idea to turn summer milk from his 50 cows into ice cream would never work....

October 6, 2018

Horsemeat detected in two beef products in the US

Horsemeat detected in two beef products in the US

Horsemeat has been detected in two samples of ground meat in the US by researchers at Chapman University. The research,...

August 24, 2015

Video: Stunning footage of a US wheat harvest you need to see

Video: Stunning footage of a US wheat harvest you need to see

Harvesting is in full swing at the moment, including in the US where the LaRosh family is harvesting wheat. The...

August 16, 2015

Video: Watch one Kiwi farmer fly to work on his farm

Video: Watch one Kiwi farmer fly to work on his farm

New Zealand farmer Harry Meijer has a unique way of going to work; he uses a zipline to go from...

July 29, 2015

Pics of French farmers protesting with gusto

Pics of French farmers protesting with gusto

Over the past week French farmers have blockaded roads, set pyres of tyres on fire and set pigs lose in...

July 28, 2015

‘Global beef production needs to rise by 43% to feed growing population’

‘Global beef production needs to rise by 43% to feed growing population’

Global beef production must rise by 43% to meet the growing demand from consumers, according to Elanco, the animal health...

February 25, 2015

2014 set to be record year for world cereal production

2014 set to be record year for world cereal production

World cereal production will be at record levels this year, according to the latest indications, with production to reach an...

December 12, 2014

Calls for a move away from intensive farming model

Calls for a move away from intensive farming model

Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems making them healthier and more sustainable...

September 30, 2014

Talks set to create global fertiliser giant worth $27 billion

Talks set to create global fertiliser giant worth $27 billion

Reports in the business world are hinting at the creation of a global fertiliser giant with the potential merger of...

September 24, 2014

Global food prices falling but meat prices continue to rise

Global food prices falling but meat prices continue to rise

While the latest food price index from the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation for August fell for the fifth consecutive...

September 15, 2014

All you need to know about the global harvest

All you need to know about the global harvest

The latest global crop update from the HGCA provides an overview of both plantings and harvest around the world. Argentina...

August 25, 2014